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HST-154. Russia in the Imperial Age
Major institutional and ideological developments from the time of the first Romanov to the February Revolution of 1917.

HST-155. The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
Russia on the eve of the Revolution. Political, economic, and social developments during the periods of revolution, war, communism, NEP, rapid industrialization and the postwar years, including the post-Soviet period.

RUS-302. The Russian Short Story: Pathologies of the Everyday
A survey of Russian short prose (Gogol, Tolstoy, Gorky, Kharms, Petrushevskaia, others) with emphasis on its reflected/distorted images of Russian everyday life.

Russia and Eastern European Studies
Russia and Eastern European Studies
Humanities 213
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 388-6211
Professor  Stephen Berk
Professor Stephen Berk

Russia & Eastern European Studies

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This program provides a broad education focusing on the languages, cultures, literature and politics of this vast region.

It draws from a number of disciplines, including History, Modern Languages, Political Science and Economics.

The Office of International Programs offers a summer mini-term in Russia with an emphasis on key sites in Moscow associated with the reign of Ivan the Terrible and his successors, and in St. Petersburg, where they analyze the clash and synthesis of European and Russian cultures. Journaling and a presentation on campus are key parts of the learning experience.

The Russia and Eastern European major leads to a degree of Bachelor of Arts and is designed primarily for those seeking careers in government service, journalism, law, or business.

Majors also teach, consult and work in marketing, advertising, aerospace and computer engineering.